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The growth in international tourism is providing many LEDCs with new opportunities of economic development, but few derive full benefits from their primary resources for tourism. Discuss this statement.

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  • Essay length: 1020 words
  • Submitted: 04/03/2008
  • Marked by teacher: (?) Nigel Fisher
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AS and A Level Environmental Management

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This is a good answer to a difficult question. It is well structured and the author shows an understanding of the key terms such as "primary resources", and includes some of the key ideas which would be expected, especially "leakage". Some reference is made to other important ideas such as the "multiplier effect" but this could be extended. "Sustainability" could also be explored further. More facts and figures would also improve it.

Marked by teacher Nigel Fisher 15/02/2012

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The growth in international tourism is providing many LEDCs with new opportunities of economic development, but few derive full benefits from their primary resources for tourism. Discuss this statement.

This statement is true; many LEDCs do not take full benefit from their primary resources as large transnational companies set up in the country and large leakages occur. However, TNCs would not set up in the particular country if they did not feel that the area provided them with the sufficient resources to ensure a profit.

Primary resources are existing resources that encourage people to visit, and are not purposely provided for tourists such as lakes, historic buildings and climate. Secondary resources, on the other hand, are provided for tourists, to enhance their experience and to enable them to access the area.

International tourism has grown due to a number of factors, such as people being more adventurous, more disposable income, the cost of long haul flights are becoming cheaper with package holidays and there is an improved infrastructure in the destination.

However leakages are the main limitation of tourism in LEDCs. These can come from foreign developers and hotel owners taking profits, foreign works

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This is a good answer to a difficult question. It is well structured and the author shows an understanding of the key terms such as "primary resources", and includes some of the key ideas which would be expected, especially "leakage". Some reference is made to other important ideas such as the "multiplier effect" but this could be extended. "Sustainability" could also be explored further. More facts and figures would also improve it.

Marked by teacher Nigel Fisher 15/02/2012

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